Archive: 02/23/2010

Banking on mobile money

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many technologists and entrepreneurs have argued that mobile phones can empower people in the developing world by providing civic and commercial resources where traditional infrastructure ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Economics & Business
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First images from ESA's water mission

In less than four months since launch, the first calibrated images are being delivered by ESA's SMOS mission. These images of 'brightness temperature' translate into clear information on global variations ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Marine reserves mend food chains, link by link

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conservation managers need to take a long-term view when assessing the value of marine protected areas, according to a paper in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Environment
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Sound maps reveal whales and noise pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chris Clark discussed his state-of-the-art acoustic animations and the difficulties facing whales Feb. 21 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Ecology
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Laser adds extra dimension to lab-on-chip

(PhysOrg.com) -- A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Where injured nerve cells heal their bones

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microtubules are small protein tubes that give cells their structure and enable both their growth and division. It was assumed up to now that microtubules are formed by the centrosome, a cell ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Medical research
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Gene regulation: Can we stomach it?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A breakthrough in decoding gene regulation of Helicobacter pylori has been made by an international research team led by Jörg Vogel of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Ber ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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